LOVE: SATURDAY: PHYSICAL

I Love You… More Than Words 

These above words are the words I wrote to my children as my dedication for the book The Seven Seeds.  I wrote these words because I know that love requires more than words and sometimes the most love comes from those who can’t even talk.

Once you know the other’s needs it is one thing to write the words or say the words, but it is another to live those words. It is not that your loved ones do not want to hear the words, but that they need to see the actions to feel the truth in the words.

Each time you speak the words, “I love you,” pay attention to your own body language and physical sensations, and notice the other’s physical reaction, and let this impact how you really show your love – in ways more than words.

Sentences to finish alone or with your loved ones:

For me to truly feel that I am loved by another, I need: 

The virtue I value most is: 

These are similar by:

In order to receive more of this virtue, I know I need to clearly express:

In order to show this virtue, I need to: 

When my need and my most valued virtue are not being obliged, I know the relationship will be strained; therefore, I will immediately address this by: 

If there were no word for LOVE, I would have to show that it is real by:

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LOVE: FRIDAY: SOCIAL

Happy Valentine’s Day! Paint a new canvas of LOVE.

No matter what you have been through in your past relationships, today is a new day. Your relationship, or the one you hope to find, deserves some nurturing; start today by planting new seeds with intention, and begin with a clean slate on a new canvas of LOVE.

What you are seeking in another is also what you are now ready to offer and the same can be applied with what the other is seeking.

Relationships do not come with resumes and references, unless you are on a comprehensive dating website. And even then, if one or both have not done the inner work required for lasting change, it doesn’t matter what it looks like on paper, it it will eventually show up in the entire picture. Perhaps it is time to plants some new and refreshing seeds for a future of lasting LOVE.

Engaging in honest conversations about your past relationships, and the role you each may have played in the demise of the relationships, is important to some people; it is vital, though, that you talk about what you have learned from the past and what you will do differently in the future – in the present. There should be acknowledgement and accountability taken of how each person contributed to the good and the bad, in some form, thus knowing how the negative will not be repeated.

Listen to the honest answers when someone tells you their truth. Be sure it is part of the picture that you would like to create on your canvas of life. Honest and vulnerable conversations that create lasting connection is like growing strong strong roots for healthy growth. It is also just as, or more powerful, than any Kama Sutra. Create a new picture and plant some new seeds with intention on this very special Valentine’s Day.

Today’s questions and sentences to finish:

What have you learned about yourself from your past relationships and this relationship? What will you do differently next time? If you are a victim of past abuse, what will you promise to do differently now that you have the wisdom you have gained?  

I know that I contributed to the demise of a relationship by: 

I hope that the people coming into my life do not need to worry about my past history of: 

A positive change I have made is: 

I know I must continue to work on:

I expect those who become important people in my life to have worked on: 

I have learned that in a close relationship I need: 

From now on, in a deep conversation with someone I am becoming close to, one question I will ask is: 

And the answer I need to hear is: 

If you want to be really adventurous, purchase a large, body sized, canvas and purchase some washable paints and physically paint a new canvas of LOVE with your Valentine.

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LOVE: WEDNESDAY: OCCUPATIONAL

First, Do No Harm 

Responding with love, in whatever you are doing today, is the surest way to do no harm. If this medical code of ethics was humanity’s code of ethics, imagine what a wonderful world it would be.

It is each person’s responsibility to care for his fellow man by ensuring an abundance of the necessities of life such as food, water, clothing, shelter… and LOVE. I also believe it is also each person’s responsibility to be working at the job they LOVE. It will be your most natural and aligned state and where you have the most energy to give and receive. You will also be doing something you believe in and is authentically YOU.

Alignment = Energy + Joy.

This doesn’t mean every single day, and it doesn’t mean you are not going to have to work hard, but it should not be work “harm,” where you are doing it at the expense of your entire health and wellbeing. It also doesn’t mean that you will remain at that same job forever, but it does mean that while you are there, the fulfillment is so great that you know you are exactly where you are meant to be. If you love your work today, when it is time to make a change, there will be no doubt in your mind when you find that same feeling again.

Whatever gifts you have to give, be sure you are offering it with LOVE – and LOVE is sure to be returned.

Try today to be more compassionate in your work, to yourself and to others, by showing small gestures of kindness to everyone around you. It is through these little things that YOU can make the biggest changes in yourself and in the world. 

How will you show loving kindness today? How will this help remind yourself, in each decision you have to make, to first do no harm? 

Please finish the sentences.

When I get overly busy and focused on my own life and timeline, it is easy to forget: 

Life is short. Putting this reality into perspective is a reminder or a calling for me to:

It is my obligation to be kind and to do the loving thing, this includes myself, my partner and my family; therefore, starting today I will: 

If I am doing what I love, I am giving my greatest gift, one thing I will begin doing today to bring more love into my occupational aspect of wellness is:

This will contribute my legacy through planting seeds of: 

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LOVE: TUESDAY: ENVIRONMENTAL

Surround Yourself with Love 

Now that we know love exists, today I hope you find ways to make it more apparent in your surroundings.

Picture yourself wearing a t-shirt, or putting up a sign at the entrance of your home that says, “Love Lives Here.” That is what I hope you start showing today. Create the feeling or ambiance in your heart and home that love is alive and well – because it is. Displaying it might even change the way you respond at times. It also might prevent you from giving someone the bird if you had it written on your vehicle!

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LOVE: MONDAY: EMOTIONAL

Peace and hope are the two entities that help you love again.

Peace is found in the awareness that love still exists, even though it may have changed; and hope is found in the desire to keep that love alive, like a fire that needs kindling. Both are on the path to restoring and nurturing love in your life.

If you look at the scars etched deeply on your heart, you will know that you have loved. If you recall how you recovered, where you turned and who was there to help you mend this broken heart, you will instinctively remember what provides you with peace and why you still have hope.

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LOVE: SUNDAY SPIRITUAL

Love is the spiritual entity that resides in us and constantly searches to connect to others and the world around us, even when we are focused on our grocery list, showing up on time for soccer practice, or trying to find the energy to finish our project at work. Even if doing all these daily tasks in the midst of illness, despair, exhaustion, grief, disappointment or betrayal, our souls continually seek love because it is the true safe haven from where we were created. Just as we seek food and water when hungry and thirsty, we seek love to fill our need for the familiarity of Home.

In the beginning, we all knew love without fear. The key is to let go of the fear that love will somehow be taken from or make us weak, and instead accept love as the gift or reward of life. Even when there is a loss of a life or a relationship, there is still love.

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